School and Ranking Info
Training programs for medical assistants can be found at more than 20 career schools and community colleges in the Jersey City, NJ, area. Based on the variety of programs it offers related to medical assisting and training options for students, the top school is a community college located right in Jersey City.
- Winner: Hudson County Community College has a main campus in Jersey City and four satellite locations in Hudson County. The college offers a certificate program for medical transcriptionists and an associate degree program in medical assisting.
School Info Chart
|Category||Hudson County Community College|
|Location||Jersey City, NJ|
|School Type||2-year, public|
|Tuition and Fees (2013-2014)|| Undergraduate: $4,578 (in-district);
|Medical Assisting-Related Programs Offered||Certificate and associate|
|Medical Assisting-Related Awards Conferred (all levels) in 2012-2013||2*|
|Most Popular Medical Assisting-Related Program Level in 2012-2013||Certificate and associate (1 each awarded)*|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2010 entering class||9%*|
|Noteworthy||Graduates of the Associate of Applied Science in Medical Assisting program are eligible for the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) exam|
Source: *NCES College Navigator
Hudson County Community College
- Medical assisting program includes an unpaid, daytime externship
- Relevant extracurricular activities include a Medical Assistant Club
- College Career and Transfer Services offers academic and career counseling services, networking opportunities and workshops
Hudson County Community College enrolls over 9,000 students a year and consists of four academic divisions devoted to the study of health, science and technology; business and industry; humanities and social sciences; and culinary arts. The medical transcriptionist and medical assisting programs are found in the Allied Health Department.
The Medical Transcription Certificate program requires general education courses in college composition and computing. Students also complete eight courses in medical law and terminology, machine transcription, pathophysiology and pharmacology, among other topics. Requirements for the Associate of Applied Science in Medical Assisting program include a general education core and some of the same courses found in the transcriptionist curriculum. Additional coursework in clinical and medical office procedures, anatomy and physiology, healthcare delivery and microbiology are also part of the program.